The GSC and Professional Development for Educators
The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues.
Global Issues Through Literature (GILS)
Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fall and Spring, 2021-2022
This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and three Act 48 credit hours are provided. Contact Maja Konitzer with questions.
Learn more about the books, dates, presenters, and co-sponsors here.
Register for the reading groups here.
Virtual Showcase: 2021 Interdisciplinary Global Educators
Cartonera Teacher Workshop
November 17th, 5 to 8PM (EST)
4130 Wesley Posvar Hall
- Identify and describe what Cartonera means to their school community—Build a community of authors/designers/publishers within each school.
- Be able to explain how recycling and literacy go together in projects that are undertaken in socio- economic context—Experiment with creative approaches to vocabulary, drawings, and illustrations.
- Improved understanding of Latin America and how this hands-on project came about.
- Be able to create Partnerships and collaboration with teachers on different subject areas at their school—Write for authentic audiences (grandparents, family members, friends, teachers), by allowing the students and other educators become author/designer/publisher.
View past GILS Book Titles, Working Groups, Workshops, Mini-Courses, and other programs here.